Mental Health Tips
Some of our wonderful campus care providers have compiled these mental health tips to help cope with isolation. Please reach out if you need support by calling or texting 211.
Download a free meditation app like Insight Timer or Calm
Let it out
It’s normal to have a lot of feelings and thoughts right now. Take some time to journal and get them all out.
Have a hot shower, go for a walk, binge watch Netflix, or anything else that makes you feel good.
Maintain a routine
Keep your eating and sleeping schedule the same, get changed in the morning when you are ready to start studying/working from home.
Stretch, do yoga or workout at home.
Touch still matters
Give yourself a hug. Trust us.
Set healthy limits on media consumption and COVID-19. This will have an impact on your well-being.
You’ve got this
Practice affirmations like I feel safe or I can do hard things.
Video call or text friends and family. University of Alberta supports are available or connect with 211. Keep connected on your social networks if they are helpful and positive.